Fall Readings with Penn

Happy to launch two 2018 collections, Local Heroes (Insomniac Press) and Fox Haunts (Aeolus House). I also read from Barbaric Cultural Practice (Quattro Books)



Sunday, September 9, 2018, 4-6 pm. Launch of Fox Haunts, with Aeolus House poets: Ariane Blackman, Brian Cameron, Stanley Fefferman, Tom Hamilton, Penn Kemp and Colin Morton. Pressed (waffle house), 750 Gladstone Ave, Ottawa, ON K1R 6X5. Contact: Allan, abriesmaster@outlook.com.** THANKS to Allan and this grand troupe of poets!

Colin and Mary Lee's Aeolus Brunch

Aeolus House Brunch at Colin and Mary Lee’s. Photos by Colin Morton

Gavin and Penn. Photo by Colin Morton

Gavin & Penn listening to music played by Mary Lee and Tom

Bob Hogg Penn Ottawa 2018

With Bob Hogg at Pressed… after 50 years!






Gavin Susan McMaster by Robert Hogg

Gavin and Sue McMaster, Ottawa launch. Photo: Robert Hogg

Penn Ottawa by Pearl Pirie

Aeolus Ottawa Launch! Photo: Pearl Pirie

Monday, Sept. 10, 7 pm. Launch, Local Heroes and Fox Haunts. Novel Idea, 156 Princess St, Kingston, ON K7L 1B1. Introduced by Elizabeth Greene. Contact: (613) 546-9799, egreene4@cogeco.ca. With many thanks to Aurora Dokken! Featured on Bruce Kauffman’s radio show “finding a voice”—a showcase of spoken-word events  broadcast weekly, Friday 4-6pm EST on CFRC 101.9FM.

Penn Novel Idea Kingston 2018

Reading  from Local Hero at Novel Idea, Kingston. Photo by Andrew Sims.

Wednesday, Sept. 12, 7-9 pm. Launch of Fox Haunts, with Aeolus House poets: Ariane Blackman, Brian Cameron, Tom Hamilton, Penn Kemp and Sydney White. Supermarket Restaurant, 268 Augusta Ave., Toronto. Contact: Allan, abriesmaster@outlook.com.*

Aeolus Fox Haunts by Anna Klm

Spooky photo of Becoming FOX at Aeolus To. launch. By Anna Klm.

More September launch pics:

https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10151208875584945&type=1&l=95e82dcd61. Photos by Pearl Pirie
https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1gVRNQMk5fW1uYiZIhfO5o49eMt6EzClo Photos by Colin Morton

Sunday, September 23, 2018, 1 pm. Launch of Out of Line by Tanis MacDonald with Tom Cull and Penn. Reading from Local Heroes and Fox Haunts. Oxford Book Shop, 262 Piccadilly St, London, N6A 1S4. Contact: Hilary  519-438-8336, http://www.oxfordbookshop.com

October 1-31, 2018.  Kalamaka Press Writer-in-Residence, Caetani Cultural Centre, Vernon, BC.  Readings TBA. http://www.kalwriters.com/residency/residency.html, https://www.caetani.org/about/

Wednesday, October 10, 5:15 – 6:30. Reading. Contact: Nancy Holmes, Department of Creative Studies, UBC, FIPKE 124, 1148 Research Rd. Kelowna, British Columbia, V1V 1V7.

Sunday October 14.  Reading with Daphne Marlatt. Co-op People’s Bookstore. 1391 Commercial Dr, Vancouver, BC V5L 3X5. Contact: Rolf (604) 253-6442, coopbks@telus.net

Tuesday, October 16, 2018, 8:00 pm. Launch of Local Heroes and reading with Susan McCaslin. Spoken Ink Reading Series, Burnaby Arts Council, Deer Lake Gallery, 6584 Deer Lake Ave., Burnaby, BC. Host Lara Varasi, lvaresi@shaw.ca (604)240-8903.*

Wednesday, October 17, 2018, , 7:00 pm. Launch and reading with Sharon Thesen. Poets’ Corner, Massy Books, 229 E. Georgia, Vancouver BC. Sponsored by Canada Council.***
Contact: James Felton (604) 767-6908  jamesfelton52@gmail.com www.massybooks.com/.

Thursday, October 18, 2018, 7:00 pm. Launch and reading with Sharon Thesen at Milkcrate Records, 527 Lawrence Ave., Kelowna, BC V1Y 6L8. Contact: Matthew Rader, P. 250.807.8092  matthew.rader@ubc.ca

Saturday, October 20, 2018. Nelson, BC.  Launch,  The Triumph of Teresa Harris and Local Heroes.  TBA. Contact: Elizabeth Cunningham, elizabeth@waterside.ca

November 2-4, Wordsfest, London ON. TBA. Mary McDonald and I are presenting River Revery augmented reality as part of Poet Laureate Presents. http://wordsfest.ca/

* The launches in Ottawa and Burnaby are sponsored by the League of Canadian Poets and the Canada Council for the Arts. Thanks for their continued support!
** The launch in Toronto is sponsored by the League of Canadian Poets, Metro Readings in Public Places.
***The launch in Vancouver is sponsored by the Canada Council for the Arts.


Local Heroes cover

LOCAL HEROES: Poetry  ·  Canada $19.95  ·  US $19.95  ·  Trade paperback  ·
ISBN 978-1-55483-206-4 ·  154 pages  ·  5″ x 8”




2 thoughts on “Fall Readings with Penn

  1. d78hill says:

    Congratulations on your new book! Safe travels out west.

    Liked by 1 person

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